After years in the wilderness motorists may now begin to feel that a government is at last listening to their concerns.
According to the used car website Motors.co.uk 89% of motorists concerned about the state of motoring in the UK wouldn’t vote for a party that did not highlight motoring policy as a prevalent concern. Also, over half (54%) of the 2,000 surveyed by YouGov believed that the adoption of EU standards and levies has increased the cost of running a car in Britain. Lastly, 57% claim they are likely to vote for a party that pledges to block the widespread adoption of EU policies says Motors.co.uk.
Phill Jones, Commercial Director of Motors.co.uk, said:
“Britain’s motorists will be relieved today to discover that the Coalition has finally acknowledged some of their major concerns. Refreshingly, George Osborne has kept his promise to once again freeze the increase in fuel tax, as well as introducing further policies to reduce the cost of petrol by 20% per litre compared to the last Government and announcing an investment of £20M into repairing Britain’s roads.
"Our recent consumer research showed that 9 out of 10 motorists who state that motoring policy is an important factor to them would be more likely to vote for a party that pledges to reduce the cost of car ownership and motoring. Furthermore, over half (54%) of those surveyed believe the adoption of EU standards and levies has caused the price of running a car to rise, while 57% claim they are likely to vote for the party that pledges to block a widespread the adoption of EU standards and levies on motoring policy. Whilst Mr Osborne has failed to go as far as appeasing the concerns of those Britain’s wanting to depart from Europe, he has successfully implemented motoring policies that could help improve driving conditions in the UK. Ultimately, no matter how much the Labour Party bickers about ‘missed opportunities’ this may prove to be a vital move to gain the support of Britain’s motorists in the next general election.”